Effective Software Developer Attitudes to QA People

January 13, 2014 2

Agile software development approaches encourage a collaborative setting in software development projects. Software developments and software testers and quality assurance people have to create a better context for working together. This article discusses how programmers can improve their relationships with the software quality assurance people.

Transition to Agile Testing – Part 1 Getting Started

November 11, 2013 1

Testing during the transition to Agile, particularly if you’re moving from a classic waterfall system, often means throwing out every expectation you have about how a project will be run, how long you’ll have to prep or test a drop, and when new code will arrive.

T-Shaped Software Testers

August 6, 2013 0

Many organizations are currently using an Agile approach to software development. In this context, small teams are recommended with an emphasis on collaboration between team members and cross-functional people. In this blog post, Rob Lambert discusses the actual skills of software testers and how they go beyond software testing, producing what is call a “t-shaped tester”.

Coaching for Software Testers

July 30, 2013 0

Do you want to learn how to coach software testers to be skilled at what they do, using a systematic approach? Coaching, unlike training puts the student at the centre of the session. You coach on what the student wants to learn , with the goal of empowering and motivating the student. While these are ultimately the responsibility of the student, there are ways a coach can help a student feel more empowered. Learn how to guide a student through a coaching task, helping them to feel challenged and motivated to continue to discover more.

Playing Software Testing Like a Game

November 12, 2012 0

In this blog post, Jonathan Kohl discusses the similarities between software testing and game playing. He defines a game as a “situation involving cooperation and conflict with different different actors with different motivations and goals”. He sees software testing as an individual pursuit within a larger software development game and with two styles: scripted testing and exploratory testing..

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